04
Jun
08

There’s gold under them thar’ arches

Kitchen grease fuels a wave of fry crooks

Used cooking oil is stolen from restaurants to brew biodiesel

P-I STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

The biodiesel boom is turning into an unanticipated boon for a far-from-green portion of the population — petty thieves, who are trading in the used cooking oil.

Cooking oil rustling is such a problem that the owners of the Olympia Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Arlington are considering using a surveillance camera to keep watch on its 50-gallon grease barrel.

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